Foreign News: L'Affaire Passy

General de Gaulle's enemies struck at him through Colonel André Dewavrin, 35.

A year ago Dewavrin (nom de guerre: Colonel Passy) was one of the most powerful and honored figures in France, one of the closest confidants of its President Charles de Gaulle. He had capped a brilliant career as chief of the Gaullist Intelligence Service by dramatically parachuting into Brittany to command French resistance forces at the moment of Patton's breakthrough.

Last week Dewavrin, stripped of rank and honors, and some 70 pounds lighter after four months in jail on unspecified charges, was recuperating in a clinic near Paris (see cut). His...

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